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No-Fly List Ruled Unconstitutional

On June 24th, a federal judge in Oregon ruled that the government’s no-fly list, which seeks to prevent people with suspected terrorism ties from traveling to or within the United States, is unconstitutional. The lawsuit was...more

Capital Thinking: Homeland Security

House GOP Discusses immigration and Border Security at Retreat - At the House GOP’s annual retreat on January 30-31, the caucus debated a broad set of immigration and border security principles drafted by House...more

Capital Thinking: Homeland Security

Homeland Security Nominations - The Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee held a nomination hearing for President Barack Obama’s nominee to become the next Inspector General of the U.S. Department of...more

Capital Thinking: Homeland Security

LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITY - Homeland Security Nominations - The Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee held a nomination hearing for President Barack Obama’s nominee to become the next Inspector...more

Capital Thinking: Homeland Security

LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITY - Syria Military Force Authorization - A small but growing group of lawmakers are supporting the authorization of military force in Syria by arguing that a strike could keep the Assad...more

Capital Thinking Updates - June 24, 2013

In This Issue: - General Legislative - Agriculture and Food - Budget and Appropriations - Cybersecurity - Defense - Education - Energy - Environment - Financial Services - Health...more

Capital Thinking Updates - May 20, 2013

In This Issue: - General Legislative - Agriculture and Food - Budget and Appropriations - Cybersecurity - Defense - Education - Environment - Financial Services - Health Care - Homeland...more

Capital Thinking Update - April 15, 2013

In This Issue: - General Legislative - Agriculture & Food - Budget, Appropriations and Sequestration - Cybersecurity - Defense - Education - Energy - Environment - Financial Services -...more

Legislative Update Report No. 2012-23 -- Dec 15, 2012

In This Article: Federal Government; Alberta; British Columbia; Manitoba; New Brunswick; Newfoundland; Northwest Territories; Nova Scotia; Nunavut; Ontario; Prince Edward Island; Québec/Quebec; Saskatchewan; and...more

Jones Act Compliance for Publicly Traded Companies

Following a much publicized investigation of Trico Marine Services, Inc., a publicly traded Jones Act-company, and its compliance with the 75% U.S. citizen ownership and control requirements for coastwise operations, which...more

This Week in Washington - August 17, 2012

In This Issue: DOMESTIC POLICY MATTERS - Political News. Last Saturday in Virginia, presumptive Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney announced his choice for Vice President: Representative Paul Ryan...more

Legislative Update Report No. 2012-15 -- Aug 15, 2012

In This Article: Federal Government; Alberta; British Columbia; Manitoba; New Brunswick; Newfoundland; Northwest Territories; Nova Scotia; Nunavut; Ontario; Prince Edward Island; Québec/Quebec; Saskatchewan; and Yukon....more

Getting a Passport as a citizen of a State under Article IV, Section 2, Clause 1 of the Constitution of the United States of...

There are two provisions that relate to getting a passport in the United States (of America). The first provision deals with citizenship. The second concerns identity. This article deals with the first. 22...more

H-1B Season is Upon Us . . . Will This Year’s Economy Bring a Lottery?

It is that time of year again! We always hear the accountants moan and groan about the approaching April 15th deadline each year but, you have to listen a bit more closely and you will hear (and see) the U.S. business...more

Rule by Bureaucracy Is not Always by Right

A complex legal case involving a ship engineer seeking refuge highlights the problems of interpreting maritime and human rights law....more

Business Visits to the US: To "B" or Not to "B" - That is the Question!

This article addresses immigration issues that travelers should consider before visiting the United States....more

MIUTES From AILA Chapter Meeting with CBP Representatives at Newark Liberty International Airport.

Notes from New Jersey AILA Chapter Meeting 1/26/2010 - Speakers for US Customs and Border Protection: Paula Heacock, Branch Chief, Enforcement Operations Louis Mejia, Supervisor for Admissibility Issues Kevin...more

Visa Waiver Travelers Now Required To Use Electronic System For Travel Authorization

As of January 12, 2009, Visa Waiver Program ("VWP") travelers will be required to use the Electronic System for Travel Authorization ("ESTA") to obtain an electronic travel authorization before boarding a carrier to travel by...more

Universal Jurisdiction over slave trafficking under the Law of Nations as compared to the Law of the Sea Convention

While the law of nations and the Law of the Sea are in accord regarding the unacceptability of allowing slave trafficking on the high seas, the questions remain: who is capable of enforcing the law of nations and the Law of...more

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